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Chuck Jay Carlton
March 16, 1959 ~ April 25, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Charles Jay "Chuck" Carlton, 64, of Flower Mound, Texas, passed away April 25, 2023, in St. Paul, Minn., while completing a sports writing assignment for the Dallas Morning News.
Chuck was born March 16, 1959, in Macomb, Ill., to Gerald Carlton and Nancy Elder (Carlton). He graduated from Colchester (Ill.) High School in 1977 where he was salutatorian. Chuck attended Western Illinois University as a journalism major.
A life-long career in newspapers and media began in 1981 at the Macomb Daily Journal (Illinois) with sports positions at newspapers in Elmira, N.Y., and Rockford, Ill. Chuck moved to Michigan in 1990 working at Booth Newspapers (M-Live Media Group) primarily covering the Detroit Red Wings and IndyCar racing. Chuck joined the Dallas Morning News sports staff in September 2000 and provided coverage of the Dallas Stars, national college football and basketball, the Big 12 and SEC conferences, auto racing, and sports-related breaking news.
Chuck is survived by wife Amy L. Taylor (married August 5, 1989); daughter, Taylor Lynne; mother, Nancy Hookom; sister, Melanie Hookom; aunt, Rose Dodd (David); uncle, Robert Elder; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Larry Hookom; and grandparents, Robert T. and Vera (Vawter) Elder.
Funeral service will be 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Jones Mortuary, in Colchester. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester. Visitation with the family will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home from 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, then from 8:30 A.M. till time of services Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Dallas Morning News Charities [dmncharities.com] or the Associated Press Sports Editors Foundation for the College Sports Journalist Scholarship Fund [apsefoundation.org].